Research Paper

Paraboea villosa (Gesneriaceae), a new species from Northern Vietnam

Leonid V. Averyanov, Wei Bin Xu, Khang Sinh Nguyen, Tatiana V. Maisak

Published on: 07 January 2020

Page: 33 - 36

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2020.65.33


Based on morphological data, Paraboea villosa from limestone areas of northern Vietnam is described and illustrated as a new species. It is similar to Paraboea middletonii Triboun, P. rufescens (Franch.) B.L. Burtt and P. umbellata (Drake) B.L. Burtt, but differs in its almost ebracteate inflorescence, small white flowers, very short peduncles, absence of staminodia, bright yellow, swollen, gibbous filaments and large anthers.

Keyword: flora of Vietnam, Gesneriaceae, limestone endemism, Paraboea villosa, plant diversity, plant taxonomy

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